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London Tube strike – don't panic, cycle

Action by Tube maintenance workers is to last 72 hours from 6pm on Monday September
3 and is expected to lead to major disruption on the Underground system. But
don’t panic – rather, get on your bike and use one of the many cycle routes now available
across London. Check out London
Cycle Maps
for more details.

Check for disruption at the Transport
for London website
.

The London Cycling Campaign offers services and advice for new and experienced
London riders – more

Commuting – a few things that come to mind

Is it Safe? – Government stats suggest that cycling can be safer
than walking – cycling in London has increased by 38% over recent years and
drivers are more aware of bikes.

You can still get knocked off, but I’d rather take my chances with the traffic
than have some bloke coughing in my face on a packed tube.

Ride with confidence by going on a cycle training course. The London Cycling
Campaign can help you – more.

Theft – For many bike theft is a major fear – yes, it might
happen, but a good lock on a bike shackled in a bike parking area will help. Or better,
get your employer to provide facilities at work. TFL
offer a scheme for such things
.

Weather – It rains too much – Ok, this summer has been stupidly
wet, but honestly, it rains far less than you think and if you invest in good
wet weather gear and ride a bike with mudguards you might get damp, but not
wet.

Get your employer to provide facilities for changing – TFL
offer a scheme for such things
.

Pollution – On hot smouldering days when air quality may be
bad, you will breathe less crap than a car driver stuck in the traffic.

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